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Palace says polls to push through

Malacañang is still hopeful the May national and local elections would push through as scheduled despite recent glitches discovered in the poll automated system.

Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. voiced trust and confidence in the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in addressing the reported problems in the vote counting machines and ensure the conduct of the automated elections.

“Comelec is performing its task of ensuring the integrity of the national elections in May,” Coloma said in a text message when asked if the Palace was worried about the errors found in the poll software.

He said the poll body has also been “transparent in informing the public on what it is doing to deal with the source code problems that have been identified.”

With less than three months before the Election Day, the Comelec is facing a string of problems, most recently the errors found in the source codes of the Consolidated and Canvassing System (CCS) and the Vote Counting Machines (VCM).